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    Anybody heard anything about where there at with hiring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffighter172 View Post
    Anybody heard anything about where there at with hiring?
    "...THEY'RE..."

    I hope you used spell check on your application.

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    Thanks for the advise, I'll have to remember that next time

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    35 or so in the recruit class now...as of right now 35 or so in dec. of this year

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    if you just took this last test in 06' you may as well find another job! just wait till the next test. thats the one to get on! i have alot of friends that work for the city and they know that alot of guys are in the drop program and will retire for the next test to take effect then! so if that makes sense! haha! the city is a great place to work! i have been blessed with friends that let me come ride some of the busyest trucks for the city! (i know my spelling is really bad!)

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    The current class is 30, and is due to graduate in July. I did hear a rumor of a large class later this summer (maybe 70?).

    The instructors were scrambling as to how to get that many thru at once. I would not doubt it since this is an election year and would make the Mayor appear big on public safety.

    The drop retirements will someday hit like a tidal wave so hopefully the City will be a little proactive and get ppl hired before it hits.

    But with the City I have found that dont believe anything until it actually happens.

    Sorry couldnt provide more help than that

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    Hang in there! Trust me, the wait can be as long as one list or 4. It depends on what the city's doing at that time, what the politics are, and what the needs are. The DROP is going to be the best thing for anyone trying to come onboard now. MY class had 35, then the year after that, a class was cancelled. The next class was only 25, and the one currently was a hard fought (by our Union) 30. Here is an example: I tested the first time for CFD in November 1992, then two more tests over the years between my last test which placed me in the class of 2003. Here's the catch...my scores were 91, 96, 89, and 98...go figure! My point is, the city hires differently each time they test. If you want to work for CFD, just keep testing, and test other places of interest to you, and you will notice time will take care of itself. The journey is definitely painful, and patience doesn't even qualify as a remedy. I wish I had better advice, but it can be done, and don't beat yourself up over it. I love working for CFD, but we are not the only egg in the basket. If you want only CFD, by all means, BE PATIENT and keep focused, because the future of this department appears to be awesome, i.e. more stations, newer trucks, our Scott packs, our gear, and best of all, go to a busy station and see how great a day for CFD can be. GOOD LUCK!
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